April 15, 2011

Friday Recruitin' Penn State Recruiting Update 4/15

Jenna Fischer--Scranton native Pam Beesly--
thinks West Scranton can suck it.
It's time to break out the blue and white, folks. And while our celebrity pick this week may be a bit over-dressed for a rainy football game in April, the colors are just right.

This weekend Penn State will host a whole bunch of big time recruits, so much of the news will surely come between now and early next week. But there was some nice movment this week, including two big commitments to Penn State. Of course, one of them will be the source of much tension among Nittany Lions recruitniks--Jarron Jones' "soft verbal" commitment.

But this year's class is already being praised by the main stream pundits, and it's not even close to being wrapped up. As Jeff pointed out last week, there could be more than a handful of commitments following the Blue-White Weekend. So stay tuned throughout the weekend and next week for the usual updates, hopefully from some more big names.

Recruiting News - Offers, Visits, and Other Information
  • The list of visitors this weekend is impressive, more so probably than last weekend.  247Sports's Steve Wiltfong has more, with help from Sean Fitz, about Penn State's recent recruiting hot streak, the Blue-White Game visitors, and a ton of other info on other schools that are courting PSU prospects. "Some of the prospects joining them will be four-star defensive end Noah Spence, four-star defensive tackle Korren Kirven, four-star tight end Kent Taylor, four-star receiver/tight end Deontay McManus, four-star linebacker Quanzell Lambert, four-star receiver Eugene Lewis, four-star defensive end Matt Godin and offensive tackle Blake Bars."
  • More from Steve, Jesse James is working on Armani Reeves this weekend; Greg Garmon has Penn State in his top three; and Eli Harold is pushing to be No. 4 on his list.
  • Family is very important to Noah Spence. This obviously bodes well for Penn State, which likes to get the families on board almost before the recruits themselves. (see: Jarron Jones)
  • Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman offensive lineman Patrick DeStefano was blown away ($) with his first trip to Penn State.
  • Aliquippa (PA) running back Rushel Shell was named the first Mr. Pennsylvania Football.
  • Fox Chapel (PA) lineman Adam Bisnowaty was offered by Florida last weekend.
  • Fairless Hills (PA) lineman J.J. Denman will likely visit Michigan this weekend. He visited Rutgers ($) last weekend.
  • Raleigh (N.C.) running back Keith Marshall doesn't have Penn State in his top schools list.
  • Oxford (AL) linebacker Kwon Alexander visited Alabama last weekend; he is also part of a group from that high school that hopes to play college ball together.
Apologies for the light post this week. So much time and so little to do.

Strike that. Reverse it.

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